• FozzyOsbourne@lemm.ee
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      gms/kg

      That doesn’t look right

      lb

      Ugh, at least I’ve heard of that

      quart

      Was this chart made by a mediaeval apothecary?

      cylinder

      Alright, what the fuck‽

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        It’s an American. Ld50 is in g/kg. Quarts are our magic bullshit, but idk why they used it vodka is in fifths and handles (750mL/1.5L respectively). Table salt comes in a standard cylindrical container consisting of about enough to kill every other person that weighs 10.7 stone.

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        The only thing I’ll defend here is cylinder, because we actually all get our salt in cylinders, so it’s a legitimately useful comparison in this one specific instance

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      I think that one’s off. Ethanol has a LD50 of like 7.06 and vodka is also at around 40% by volume too. Also because I’ve cleared plenty of quarts before I stopped that.

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        I think there’s also the amount in the body at one time to consider, I don’t think many people aren’t downing an entire quart of liquor in one straight shot.

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          Sounds like your college experience and mine were slightly different. :/ You’re probably healthier for it.

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          “$6 shots? Can I get that in my own glass?” [They roll a novelty shot glass lawn ornament around the bar]

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    I love that half is in metric and other half has pounds, foots and quarts.

    My metric wired brain just don’t understand it.

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    Ohhh, Murikan units, fyi:

    1 US quart (qt) = 0.946352946 liters (l)

    So, not exactly breakfast, but a nice desert after dinner.

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      Ah I got thrown off by it being a US unit as I know in the US for some braindead reason they call a pint a “half quart(er gallon)” so I was thinking 1.136 litres, but yeah the US decided to not even use the same imperial units as anywhere else which still used them at the time just to be extra special (and scam people into thinking they were getting more than they wore, which sets the tone for the US I guess)

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        US doesn’t use imperial units, US is using US customary units, or something like that.

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      The thing I find hilarious about this is alcohol in the US is often measured in ml, and usually sold at 750 or 1500ml as opposed to quarts

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        Soda is in ounces until it reaches a liter. Alcohol is ml until you get to 40 ounces. Milk is always pints, half gallons, and gallons. Why?

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    The relentless muddling of metric with imperial measurements is not only bewildering but an absolute affront to rationality.

    When dealing with the critical precision of LD-50 values, why persist with this nonsensical jumble instead of adopting the metric system entirely?

    The table’s careless presentation of ‘gms/Kg’ without specifying units in each entry is a grotesque oversight.

    Is this some cruel American prank designed to torment and confuse the rest of the world?

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    These numbers look very questionable. Twice as much salt as alcohol to kill someone? I’m sorry but I call bullshit.

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    Technically, LD50 specifies a time of death within 2 weeks of the consumption. That is very relevant for some items on this list, but there you go. Also, Morton Tender Quick is 0.5% Sodium Nitrite so 1/22nd of a 2 lbs bag is enough to kill you and much faster and more reliably than 175 lbs of cured meat.

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      It’s gotta be wrong. Maybe that’s the number for pure ethanol, in which case it would take 2.5x the volume of 80-proof (40% ABV) liquor.

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    I think if I ate 175 pounds of cured meat, the sodium isn’t what would kill me.

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          Well obviously written by someone who was brought up using imperial rather than metric.

          But what ld50 means is grams per kilogram of bodyweight. That’s what the poster is trying to say.